Carole was born on April 10, 1934 in Kansas City, Missouri and was the oldest daughter of Vernon and Mildred Logan. She grew up in Roeland Park, attended Roesland School and Shawnee Mission High School, class of 1951. She attended Emporia State Teachers College for two years and was a member of Alpha Sigma Tau sorority. Carole graduated from UMKC with a BS degree in Education and a MS degree in Library Science. She married Frank Louk in 1954 and spent the next few years raising their three daughters, Debora Campbell (John), Sheila Sanders (Mike), and Stephanie Barnow (Kent), all of the Johnson County area. She taught elementary school for 10 years in the Shawnee Mission School District at Dorothy Moody and Bluejacket schools. She retired from teaching in 1983 and worked in the family business, Tilden Corporation, for a number of years. Carole and Frank both retired to Phoenix, Arizona area where they lived for 15 years. They returned to live in Prairie Village, Kansas 7 years ago.
Her lifelong passions were her abiding faith, children and education. She enjoyed reading, studying the Bible, arts and crafts, playing the piano, hiking, and animals of all kinds, especially the family dogs. She was a past member of Bethel Presbyterian Church, Shawnee United Presbyterian Church, Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church in Overland Park and Pinnacle Peak Presbyterian Church in Scottsdale; Leawood South Country Club, Rio Verde Country Club, Pinnacle Peak Golf Club and Shadow Glen Golf Club. She chaired the Johnson County Christmas Bureau, and was named Kansas City College Educated Woman of the year. Carole was a breast cancer survivor, Girl Scout leader and reading tutor.
The true loves of her life were her husband of 63 years, her three daughters, her ten grandchildren: Megan Campbell Van Emon (Nate), Andrew Campbell, Brian Sanders, David Sanders, Madeline Sanders Brownlee (Jeff), Meredith Sanders, Grant Barnow, Paige Barnow, Scott Barnow, Brett Barnow, and her great grandson, Jack Van Emon.
Carole’s life ended on December 19, 2017 surrounded by her family. The family wishes to thank the Claridge Court Health Center staff and nurses and the Vitas Hospice Care staff and nurses for the care, support, and kindness shown for Carole.
Inurnment in a private family ceremony at Mt. Moriah. A celebration of life service will be held at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 11100 College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS at a later date. The family requests no flowers and suggests a donation to a charity of your choice or to the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, 1055 Broadway Blvd., Suite 130, Kansas City, MO 64105 for the Louk Fund benefiting the University of Kansas School of Nursing.
We know Carole’s with the angels now, and at peace. We know you and the family are at peace as well. She will be missed, but of course she’s been missed for a long while already. God bless you all, and most especially, sweet, dear Carole.
Our hearts are heavy with sadness over our good friends loss. Audrey remembers the many hours of working at the Christmas Bureau and playing golf with Carole. We will have happy memories to help us through this sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.
Audrey and Jerry Olson
What a rich full life she led! Remember all good times. Hugs, prayers and love, Bill Vale, Linda Zesch & Peter
What a lovely lady. My condolences to the family. This has not been a good year for
our friends and families who have passed away.
God Bless You Frank & Family
So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I lost my Mom in late April. The memories of happy family times are what has helped me through. Wishing you memories of the happiest kind to see you all through.
Frank and family.Judith and I hold you in loving arms with many fond memories of times together in our younger years. We recall fondly visiting Frank and Carole on Molokai and Shadowcliff still polishes and preserves Frank’s sculpture of “Watching for Bears”. I of course recount many hours working with Frank John, Kent and Mike on the family business. Miles and years apart but warm memories of each of you and Carole remain in our hearts.
Frank, I plan to give you a call this coming week. You know I was so sorry to hear Carole was gone, but I have to say I also know that it was time for her to be released from this life and be in the heaven that had her “room” ready. She will always live in the memory of those of us who knew and loved her. I think of your girls and how comforting they and their families are to you. I will keep all of you in my prayers. Love, Reta